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Who gets what? Understanding property division in your divorce

Money disputes can be among the biggest conflicts in a marriage, so a lot of couples are opting to keep separate bank accounts in addition to a "household" account that's jointly owned and used to pay the bills. That way, each spouse retains control over their own money and a certain measure of financial autonomy from the other spouse.

Protect your special needs child following divorce

special-child.jpgBeing the parent of a special needs child can be daunting and lonely. It may often feel like nobody quite understands exactly what struggles you're going through -- nor do they understand your fears for your child's future. After all, children with special needs eventually become adults with special needs.

How do community property and separate property differ?

Community-Property.jpgTexas is what is known as a "community property state." In short, that means that most assets that you acquire following your marriage belong equally to you and your spouse. Assets you acquired prior to the marriage is usually considered separate property and not subject to division in divorce.

Deadbeat parents are publicly identified in Texas

child-support.jpgA total of 16 "deadbeat" parents -- including 14 fathers and two mothers -- have been publicly identified by the Texas Attorney General's Office for failing to provide financially for their children. Combined, they owe an incredible $1.2 million in unpaid support for their children. Six of those parents owe more than $100,000 each.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan and Laura Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization